sally r watkins wrote: > > > > >To: Artsednet Talk Listserve > >From: srwatkins.edu (sally r watkins) > >Subject: First grade art on a cart > > > >As a graduate student who teaches seven, first grade art classes at the > >local elementary school, I am having trouble with classroom management. I > >spend thirty minutes with each class, and spend 15 minutes trying to get > >everyone to stay seated or stop talking. I also need suggestions for > >lessons that work well using a cart and having classes back to back.I'll > >take any suggestions.
I was visiting Cape Cod last year and bought a boat bell. I trained the
kids to be quiet when they hear it. This year the whole fifth grade is
trained to mimic a clapped beat when they hear it. It may take 3
different beats but they all try to get it. It helps that the whole
school does it.
One first grade teacher has a frog she wears around her neck that
clicks. Her children are trained to freeze when it clicks.
Many teachers count to whatever but the kids have to be trained.